Meta is rolling out a software update that lets Quest 3 customers eke out extra battery life on the expense of graphics high quality.
Along with this new Battery Saver mode, the v59 update additionally offers VR streamers a option to maintain monitor of YouTube Reside Chat throughout the headset, contains extra reactions and stickers in a chat, provides legs to your avatar in Horizon Dwelling, and enhances the Actions tab to simply discover pal suggestions and drop in to play. One other be aware says that the Remote Display app from the Quest Pro “will grow to be out there for Quest 3 and Quest 2 over time,” permitting wearers to mission their very own pc display screen right into a VR setting.
It’s unclear what battery efficiency enchancment Meta Quest 3’s Battery Saver mode brings, however any further time may please customers who don’t wish to buy a $130 battery strap or weren’t impressed by the additional time it added. On different transportable units just like the Steam Deck, extra granular settings supply much more management, like per-game settings and body fee limits.
You’ll be able to activate Battery Saver by going to System Settings > Energy.
The additional battery life may assist VR streamers who’re more and more lively on-line utilizing the Meta Quest 3. And now, some streamers can get early entry to view and work together with YouTube Reside Chat in order that they don’t have to depart the expertise to acknowledge their viewers. This function will first be handed out to YouTube creators who join by way of an early entry curiosity form.
For individuals who simply wish to chill with buddies in VR, a brand new Actions tab exhibits you pending invites to video games and apps so you may shortly leap in with others. It additionally enables you to simply view and be a part of an lively group name. The chat expertise will get a lift, too, with the power to make use of avatar stickers, add reactions, and ship photos (in included areas).
Meta can be rolling out an up to date parental controls function known as Household Heart, the place you may handle each day closing dates for teenagers, implement break durations, and extra throughout the Meta Quest cell app. For this and different options in Meta Quest model 59, you’ll have to attend till Meta completes the rollout, which is occurring now.